University of Pretoria - Research Review
University of Pretoria - Research Review
Part 3 - Researchers and research capacity

Faculties and research entities

Professor Vasu Reddy
Dean: Professor Vasu Reddy (from August 2015)
Professor Hennie Stander
Acting Dean: Professor Hennie Stander (August 2014 – July 2015)


In a rapidly changing and globalising world we are confronted with many social, political, environmental and economic problems, some which are more intractable than others. It is increasingly acknowledged that the humanities are well suited to producing the types of research that can generate appropriate solutions to many of these problems.

Research capacity is enhanced through its 11 Research Chairs, Institutes, Centres and Units, international partners, and faculty research themes.


Research Chairs

Jean Monnet Chair in Regional Integration and Governance Studies
Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People


Institute for Strategic and Political Affairs (ISPA)


Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) Centre for Japanese Studies
Centre for Mediation in Africa (CMA)
Centre for Sexuality, AIDS and Gender (CSAG)
Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (Gov Inn)


Unit for Academic Literacy (UAL)
Unit for Creative Writing (UCW)
UP Cochlear Implant Unit (UP-CIU)


Itsoseng Clinic